Bit Brigade performs rock covers of full NES game soundtracks as their gamer speedruns the game live on stage.
“When was the last time you attended a live music performance with a genuine element of risk involved? And no, going to a Gwar show with a white t-shirt on doesn’t count. When Bit Brigade takes the stage your mind will frantically oscillate between “Oh! Agh!! Please don’t die!!” and “YES! He’s doing it!!” Combining the dread and daring of a live video game speed run with the spot-on technique of a live band covering the musical accompaniment to everything you’re seeing on-screen in real time, Bit Brigade will have you swinging between the two mediums. From thrashing about to live renditions of your favorite stage themes, fingers yearning to the sky in a rock ‘n roll parody of sea anemones seeming to silently plead, “Please, feed us more fretboard pyrotechnics!,” to being locked in stock-still rapture as the infallible maestro of the d-pad, Noah McCarthy, takes on the final boss and risks his video game life under the threat of intense peer scorn (or the reward of night-long glory and a credits score). No matter the outcome, Bit Brigade must play on until the deed is done – which it always is – on the first (and last) try. Once Noah’s NES buzzes on, there’s no turning back.” – Metalhead Mike of The Shizz, summer 2011
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Kazha is a rock band founded by a Japanese singer-songwriter Kazuha Oda (Kazha) and a guitarist Hideki Matsushige in 2009.
Kazuha Oda is a classically trained singer who has worked in various genres of music from Classic to Heavy Metal. Her work has appeared on the iTunes Top 100 charts of numerous countries for a significant amount of time. She is an Official Ambassadors of “Music Export Memphis” and currently touring nationally, representing the Birth Place of Rock’n’Roll Memphis, Tennessee.
After the release of their first album in 2010, Kazha made its first U.S.A. debut performing at San Francisco’s Asian Heritage Celebration, sharing the stage with hip-hop group Far East Movement. In September 2010, the band made its first Anime Convention debut at Colorado’s Premier Anime Convention “Nan Desu Kan.” They also appeared at “Vianco Expo” and made their debut in Mexico that same year. Since then, they have been performing at numerous Anime and Comic Conventions and Festivals around the world. Kazha has shared the stage with national artists such as George Lynch, Tracii Guns, LA Guns, Y&T, Tantric, and Trapt until now. Around 2015, the band gradually started to move their base of operations to Memphis, TN. Since then, they have been featured on local broadcasts such as WREG News Channel 3, Channel 24, and WMC Action News 5.
Kazha represents a new future of music: a fusion of cultures and musical view points that create their sound, combining the softness of a falling feather and the heaviness of a hurricane.
Professor Shyguy hacks a Game Boy to write his own music, adds powerful vocals, ripping guitar solos, and adequate keyboard to create a highly-danceable, theatrical take on pop music. His live shows are intense but inviting, often humorous with a strong visual component, encouraging audiences to participate or just sit and take in the music. He has toured through 47 states, opened for They Might Be Giants, Andrew WK, Mega Ran, Protomen, Psychostick, etc. There are many places you might have already heard him, including singing in episodes of Dragon Ball Super, Kumail Najiani & Emily Gordon’s podcast ‘the Indoor Kids’, Diamond Club, youtube shows like Angry Video Game Nerd, GuudeBoulderfist, PortsCenter, or in video games like Infernax.
Brent Mukai is a voice actor from Pearl City Hawaii who works in video games, animation, anime and commercials. He’s been voice acting full time since 2017 and has 15 years of experience in acting, stand up, and improv comedy. In 2021 he won the Society of Voice Arts Award for Outstanding Anime Character – Best Male Voiceover for Ginji in the Funimation anime Full Dive. He’s also been in countless video games and anime like Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart, Demon Slayer, One Piece, RAINCODE, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Fire Emblem, Attack on Titan and countless others.
You can apply for our 2024 AA by filling out the form linked below:
Please note that a minimum of 4 nights is required to book. Rates below are per night, and do not include tax. For more information on each room type, you can visit the Kalahari Website for a description of what each room includes.
2024 Room rates (does not include tax + resort fees)
Double Queen Balcony: $224
Double Queen Sofa: $254
Double Queen Sofa Balcony: $274
King Whirlpool Suite $274
King Livingroom Kitchen Suite: $274
Hospitality Suite: $324
2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Suite $424
2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Living room Suite Suite $474
2 Bedroom Presidential Suite $784
Kyle McCarley grew up (but not really) in Kansas and moved to Los Angeles at age 18 to study acting. After getting hooked on playing World of Warcraft with his buddies, he co-wrote, co-directed, and voiced several characters in a fan-made online radio play loosely set in that universe. Once he finished his Theatre degree at the University of Southern California, he decided to further pursue that passion in the form of a career in voice acting. Kyle’s voice can now be heard in anime, video games, cartoons, audiobooks, live action dubs, TV and radio commercials, industrial ads, and even a talking toy plunger.
Notable anime credits include Mikazuki Augus in Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama in Mob Psycho 100, Narancia Ghirga in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Tadano in Komi Can’t Communicate, Red Blood Cell AA2153 in Cells at Work: Code Black, Koku in B: The Beginning, Ryo in Devilman Crybaby, Joe Shimamura, a.k.a. 009, in Cyborg 009: Call of Justice, Aoba Kuronuma in Durarara!!x2, Shinji Matou in Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, Ryota Watari in Your Lie in April, Helbram in Seven Deadly Sins, Claudia Hodgins in Violet Evergarden, John Steinbeck in Bungo Stray Dogs, Iruka Umino in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Gran in Granblue Fantasy: The Animation, Kirii in Blame!, Joichiro Nishi in Gantz: O, Silas Norman in The Asterisk War, and Ikuya Ogura in Ajin: Demi-Human. Kyle also voiced the role of Simon in Cartoon Network’s Infinity Train, Red Son in LEGO Monkie Kid.
Kyle’s video game credits include Android 9S in NieR: Automata, Alm in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Harry Potter in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Lugh in Redemption Reapers, Wataru in Scarlet Nexus, Hal in Astral Chain, Zeke in God Eater 3, Gatekeeper in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Ei Sekigahara in 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, Baron in Shadowverse, Wizard Cookie in Cookie Run Kingdom, Hyde from Under Night In-Birth in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Zeroken in Disgaea 5, Haruto Higurashi in Zanki Zero, Daniel in Unepic, Seilong and Kir in Summon Night 6, Oz, the Trickster in Atlas Reactor, and various characters in Elder Scrolls Online, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Last of Us Part 2, Legends of Runeterra, Final Fantasy XV, Tales of Berseria, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, Grand Kingdom, and Omega Quintet.
Kyle also moonlights as a board game streamer as the host of The Board & Barrel (www.bnbtable.top).
Until January 31st 11:59 pm EST, use code “save30” to save on Multi-Day, and single day admission!
The moment you’ve all been waiting for is coming! That’s right, the Colossalcon 2024 room block dates are being announced! Just like last year the rooms will be opening at two different times to give everyone the chance to book their room.
The dates are as follows:
Monday, August 28th at 7pm
Tuesday, August 29th at 11am
4 night minimum stay, combo suites and villages will not be offered.